Combining two practical complications, Patek Philippe grandly launches the Ref.5326G-001 Annual Calendar Travel Time Watch.

Combining two practical complications, Patek Philippe grandly launches the Ref.5326G-001 Annual Calendar Travel Time Watch.


Patek Philippe once again brings innovation to the complex function timepiece series, integrating two outstanding patented technologies: first, the annual calendar device, which only needs to be manually adjusted once a year; second, the travel time system realizes local time display synchronized with the date. The new travel time watch is equipped with the innovative 31-260 PS QA LU FUS 24H self-winding movement, which brings together eight patented technologies. The unique Calatrava case design highlights the brand’s unique style. Its side carvings feature a unique Paris hobnail pattern, while the outer edge of the dial is inspired by the retro style of antique cameras. At the same time, the Ref. 5226G-001 Calatrava watch continues this unique design and is equipped with the 26-330 S C self-winding movement, focusing on simple style without adding complicated functions.

Patek Philippe’s excellent craftsmanship and meticulous aesthetics are undoubtedly the pinnacle of watch art. In the new Ref. 5326G-001 Annual Calendar Travel Time replica designer watch, Patek Philippe once again demonstrates its ultimate pursuit of the perfect combination of movement, case and dial. This watch is equipped with a unique self-winding movement, showing Patek Philippe’s ingenious design. The cleverly decorated round Calatrava case highlights the brand’s unique style, while the unique dial exudes natural elegance, perfectly demonstrating Patek Philippe’s excellent watchmaking skills. This watch is not only an outstanding work of mechanical art, but also a gorgeous visual feast.

Function treasure chest: a new era of practical complications

In 1996, Patek Philippe moved all of its workshops in Geneva to a building in Planleut. In the same year, the highly sought-after patented annual calendar was launched. This watch fully displays the date, day of the week and month, and only needs to be adjusted once a year on March 1st. This innovative device embodies the ingenuity of technicians and relies on gears and pinions to automatically identify whether the month has 30 or 31 days. Since then, the annual calendar has stood out from Patek Philippe’s complex watches and has evolved into a wide range of men’s and women’s watches today, many of which have automatic winding and flyback chronograph functions. Patek Philippe even combined the annual calendar device with the minute repeater function to create the Ref. 5033 watch.

In 1997, a completely new technology in travel timepieces was launched. Patek Philippe launches an exclusive travel time device equipped with a clutch, inheriting technology patented in 1959. This ingenious system features an additional central hour hand for displaying a second time zone. Just press the two buttons on the outer edge of the left case, and the hour hand will rotate forward/reversely in one-hour units without affecting the movement accuracy of the movement. Today, the travel time function is available in several copy watches, such as the Ref. 5990 self-winding flyback chronograph and the Ref. 5520 travel time alarm copy watch.

Conquer the top of machinery: meet new challenges

Patek Philippe has once again achieved brilliance by cleverly combining the two practical functions of annual calendar and travel time for the first time to create a new eye-catching complex function watch. Leading this feat is the 31-260 PS QA LU FUS 24H ultra-thin self-winding movement, which carries a number of subtle optimizations and highlights excellent performance. This movement is based on the 31-260 REG QA version that came out in 2011. It was later improved to the 31-260 PS QL movement and was once installed in the Ref. 5235 and Ref. 5236 watches. Today, the new 31-260 PS QA LU FUS 24H movement integrates many innovations. It continues the high frequency of 28,800 half-oscillations, adds 20% torque, and uses platinum to make the automatic disc and introduces a reduction wheel to reduce manual operation. Internal wear during winding. The split wheels are suspended between jewel bearings to improve energy efficiency and take the performance of the movement to a higher level.

This technical feat combines annual calendar and travel time functions, and the overcoming of mechanical challenges is remarkable. These two devices are cleverly integrated into the same watch case to ensure that the date display is synchronized with the local time, becoming a powerful assistant for the watch owner when traveling. The new watch is equipped with the 31-260 PS QA LU FUS 24H movement, which enables the annual calendar device to be controlled by the travel time function and is accurately driven by the local time hour gear.

This innovative masterpiece marks Patek Philippe’s continuous breakthroughs in excellent craftsmanship and technology, adding another glorious chapter to the watch industry.

New way to play the annual calendar: quick display jump function revealed

To ensure that the date displayed on the watch is always synchronized with local time, technicians need to improve the annual calendar mechanism. A traditional annual calendar takes about 90 minutes to change its display around midnight, so switching time zones during this period may cause an error in the date display. Patek Philippe technicians shortened the dial that displays changes in the annual calendar, thereby reducing the change time five times to about 18 minutes, allowing the owner to see the correct date as quickly as possible. Part of the tooth profile of the cam system is connected to the hour wheel, causing the 24-hour wheel to operate in an orderly manner in four stages rather than continuously: 180-degree rotation for 3 hours (near midnight), rest for 9 hours, and then 180-degree rotation for 3 hours (near midnight). noon), stationary for 9 hours. This design allows the watch to coordinate with the local time as quickly as possible when switching calendars, but accordingly, rapid display jumps also mean higher energy consumption.

Low-key and elegant travel time: a new way to adjust the crown


Patek Philippe reinterprets the travel time function and presents the Ref. 5326G-001 watch. The new watch continues the basic design of two central hour hands, with a solid hour hand indicating the local time and a hollow hour hand indicating the home time. It abandons the common dual time zone button on the outer edge of the left case and uses a three-position stem winding setting device. . The design debuted in 2021 for the Aquanaut Luce Travel Time Watch Ref.5269/200R-001. The watch owner only needs to pull the crown to the middle position and then rotate it clockwise or counterclockwise. The local time hour hand will be adjusted in two directions in one-hour units without affecting the movement accuracy of the movement. This low-key crown setting system caters to the aesthetic considerations of craftsmanship: the smooth and elegant design complements the Calatrava case, making the decorative pattern on the side edge of the case even more unique and eye-catching. The way to set the home time is quite classic, with the crown in the outermost position. The 31-260 PS QA LU FUS 24H movement is also equipped with a stop-seconds device that can set the time accurately to the second. However, this function is only activated when the crown is pulled to the outermost position to prevent the movement from stopping when adjusting the time zone, while maintaining the movement accuracy. If the owner of the Patek Philippe watch is not traveling, he can adjust the crown so that the two hour hands overlap and look like one hand.

Optimized design, Patek Philippe Ref. 5326G-001 watch obtained eight new patents to improve reliability and ease of use

The 31-260 PS QA LU FUS 24H movement combines eight patents and brings together the wisdom and ingenuity of technicians to improve the accuracy and efficiency of timepieces with innovative technology to ensure that it is more safe, reliable, durable, and easy to operate. For example, these technological innovations help reduce energy consumption and reduce wear and tear on specific components; when adjusting the time zone, the time zone can jump from the 30th to the 1st, or from the 1st to the 30th, without hindering the synchronized display of the calendar; to avoid display errors Shift or double jump, and prevent damage to movement components caused by adjusting the moon phase, month or day of the week at an obviously inappropriate time. Through the sapphire crystal transparent cover, you can have a panoramic view of the precise structure of the 31-260 PS QA LU FUS 24H movement, and appreciate the elegantly cut lines and softly curved splints. The gears and exquisite hand-finishing of the basic movement are clearly visible, demonstrating the strict quality standards of the Patek Philippe Seal.

Retro style dial

Ref. 5326G-001 Annual Calendar Travel Time Watch is equipped with a retro-style dial, which is even more unique. The dial is made by craftsmen at the Cadrans Flückiger factory in Saint-Imier, which was acquired by Patek Philippe back in 2004. The charcoal gray dial presents a delicate gradient effect from the center to the outer edge, with subtle graining, instantly outlining the atmosphere of travel, roaming and exploration. The white gold three-dimensional Arabic numeral scale is covered with a beige fluorescent coating. The minutes and local time hours are indicated by white gold hands in the shape of a “Seringue”, which is shaped like a needle barrel. The hour of home time is indicated by a hollow “syringe” hand. The dial has three windows. The day and month are displayed through side-by-side windows at 12 o’clock. The date window is located at 6 o’clock. The black inscriptions are in sharp contrast with the white background, making it clear and easy to read. Two small aperture windows are located at 8 o’clock and 4 o’clock respectively, marked “LOCAL” and “HOME” respectively, showing the day and night status of local time and home time. The small seconds hand at 6 o’clock sweeps across the moon phase window, making the overall layout more balanced. There are small adjustment buttons on the side of the case for adjusting the calendar display: day adjustment at 10 o’clock, month adjustment at 2 o’clock, date adjustment at 4 o’clock, and moon phase adjustment at 8 o’clock. The slightly curved box-shaped sapphire crystal mirror adds color to the watch and adds a retro charm.

The new Ref. 5326G-001 Annual Calendar Travel Time watch comes with two interchangeable straps. The original strap is beige suede calfskin, and the additional black calfskin strap is decorated with embossed texture patterns and beige decorative stitching. Make the dial more retro and elegant. Equipped with an 18K white gold folding clasp to ensure comfortable and safe wearing.

The new case with Paris hobnail engraving makes its dazzling debut

Patek Philippe’s innovative 41 mm white gold case houses the mechanical movement and its exclusive functional devices. The slightly chamfered bezel and slanted polished lugs highlight the timeless elegance and fashionable beauty of Calatrava’s design, while highlighting its distinctive style and personality. The middle edge of the case is entirely engraved with Patek Philippe’s iconic Paris hobnail pattern. This fine, shiny small cone pattern also appeared on the bezel of the Calatrava series “Clous Paris hobnail” watch Ref. 3919 launched in 1985. ; This watch has been enduring for more than 20 years and has become famous in the watch industry. In 2021, the Calatrava series of “Paris hobnail” watches make a strong return: Ref. 6119 is launched in rose gold and white gold styles, with novel designs and full of modern style. The case of the Ref. 5326G-001 Annual Calendar Travel Time watch uniquely interprets the “Couille de Paris” pattern, highlighting the elegance of Patek Philippe. The unusual design of the case allows the lugs to be connected to the caseback, allowing the Paris hobnail pattern to gracefully outline the sides of the case.

Unique experience, exceed expectations, satisfy customers’ wishes

Patek Philippe, with more than 180 years of watchmaking experience as its foundation, continues to pursue the research and development of new functions and complex functions to ensure the creation of timepieces that are both reliable and excellent. The new Ref. 5326G-001 watch is a typical embodiment of this commitment. Patek Philippe focuses on meeting customer needs, bringing together professional technology to present a masterpiece of timepieces to the world. The accumulation of more than a hundred patents demonstrates Patek Philippe’s long tradition of promoting technological advancement and helping to create immortal works that can be passed down from generation to generation. The perfect combination of annual calendar and travel time functions creates the new Ref. 5326G-001 watch, which fully demonstrates Patek Philippe’s customer-centered research and development philosophy.

Create a fashionable watch series

In addition to the uniquely designed new Ref. 5326G-001 watch, Patek Philippe has added a new watch to the Calatrava series, with a case and dial that have the same craftsmanship and aesthetics. The difference is that the case diameter is 40 mm and is not equipped with any complex functions. Bringing more choices to watch lovers. The new white gold Calatrava Ref. 5226G-001 watch is equipped with the 26-330 S C self-winding movement. The side of the case is engraved with Paris hobnail pattern, equipped with central hour, minute and second hands, and a date window at 3 o’clock. Like the Ref. 5326G-001 model, this watch also comes with two interchangeable straps. The movement, case and dial are seamlessly integrated, creating a masterpiece of Patek Philippe craftsmanship.

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